Prevent Your IE Home Page From Being Changed

Internet Explorer allows you to set your own home page. Each time you open your browse, it automatically opens to this particular page. Certain Web pages and spyware are able to reset your home page, changing it to something else, without your permission.

Anti-spyware software may lock Internet Explorer, preventing any changes to the home page, except for changes made by you. If you are not using anti-spyware software, you can make a small change to the Windows Registry to lock Internet Explorer.

To prevent your home page from being changed to something else:

  1. Click Start and click Run.

  2. Type regedit.exe and click OK.
  3. Navigate to the following key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer.
  4. From the Edit menu, point to New, and click DWORD value.
  5. Type in Homepage and press Enter.
  6. Double click the new DWORD value.
  7. Set to Value data to 1.
  8. Click OK.
  9. Close the Registry Editor.

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  • http://FruitsofLiberty.com Annesah Nasheed

    Thanks for informatin to stop changes being made to my home page. It was very helpful!

  • Brandon Taylor

    This didn’t work for me. I had Yahoo! set as my home page in Internet Explorer, and then I applied this tweak to the registry, before attempting to set my IE home page to Bing — and IE allowed it.

  • Diamondjim333

    this did not work